Today’s Youth Homelessness Matters Day was marked by the Victorian Government by announcing that funding has been made available for the second phase of the Accommodation for Homeless program as part of the Government’s $109 million response to homelessness package announced in November 2016 and $10 million for the Community Sector Rooming House Upgrade project.
The funding will enable Registered Housing Agencies and Department Funded Community Service Organisations to deliver additional and upgraded crisis and longer-term accommodation options, as well as upgrade existing sector owned rooming houses.
The Accommodation for the Homeless Phase 2 is designed to grow and enhance the supply of crisis and longer-term accommodation options for vulnerable Victorians, including young people, who may require support to get their lives back on track.
How to apply
Information on the submission process can be found on the Rooming House Upgrade and Helping those at Risk or Experiencing Homelessness pages.
It is anticipated that applications will include partnerships that provide innovative supports to homeless people to help them sustain their housing. These groups include women and children escaping family violence, young people, people experiencing chronic homelessness, rough sleeping and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
It is expected that projects will be across Victoria where it can be demonstrated there is a need for more or improved accommodation and service options for people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness.